Ellen "Ellie" Pfluger

November 23, 1946 - May 15, 2020



Ellen “Ellie” Pfluger, 73, of Cherry Valley, IL, passed away on May 15, 2020 in Rockford, IL. Ellie was born on November 23, 1946 in Dubois, Pennsylvania to Ralph and Mary (Hanold) Rucker. She married the love of her life, Roger Pfluger, on April 14, 1979 in Belvidere, IL. She worked as a waitress at Grandma’s Family Restaurant for 30 years. Ellie attended First Free Church. She loved doing crafts and tending to her flower gardens. Ellie enjoyed watching old shows, Westerns, and court shows. She also loved wrestling and threw wrestling parties at her house every Monday. But most importantly, she loved her family and will be missed by them tremendously.

Ellie will be dearly missed by her children, Terry (Cathi) Gerber and Tina (Mark) Hurd; her step-children, Arthur Pfluger, Russell Pfluger, Edward “Jaime” Pfluger, and Cathy Lewis; her brothers, Sam (Chris) Rucker and Maynard (Vern) Rucker; her grandchildren, Meghen, Brian, Nicole, Brad, TJ, Noah, and Michael; and her great-grandchildren, Jason, Jeremy, Ally, Derek, Josh, La’Niyah, Brayden, and Noah.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roger; 2 sisters; and 4 brothers.

All services are private. There will be a private burial in Belvidere Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ellie’s name may be gifted to the Alzheimer’s Association. To write a memory, please visit

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Bruce, Aunt Ellen will be missed so much. I remember going to Grandma’s Family Restaurant and seeing her there, always with a smile! She was a great lady and I know I will never forget her. You will be in my heart and prayers.

Cathy Kasten 2020-05-20T09:34:18

We are so sad to hear about Ellen. We both loved her so much, she always had a smile on her face and a hug to share. We loved our monthly supper club, playing dominoes and sharing memories with her, Sam & Chris, and Bruce.
Ellie will be missed so much.

Bob & Jill 2020-05-17T17:55:07

Aunt Ellen we will miss you very much it’s going to be hard to come to Illinois and not be able to stop in and see you I know the pain is gone and you’re walking through those pearly gates to see family and Friends especially uncle Roger I know you are with God.

Karen Magin and Mary d Parks 2020-05-16T21:04:50

Ellen you will be greatly missed, Shane has always talked very highly of you.

julie wambold 2020-05-16T19:17:46

We will miss you Aunt Ellen. We have many happy memories of our family time together and wish there would be more. May you Rest In Peace. Prayers and hugs for Terry, Tina and the rest of the family. Mom sends her condolences also.

Anita and John Feltes 2020-05-16T16:52:13

Ellen you Like My Mom always there for me . Wish I Would Have got to see you one more Time. Remember you were and always will be Loved and Missed Dearly By Me ❤️💗💘

Rita Gerloff 2020-05-16T16:46:06


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